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July-August 2020, Vol. LXXXVII, Number 6

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Letters to the Editor: July-August 2020

The Measure of the Level of Civilization... Far from Pointless... Horror Too Great to Face?... A Great Croatian Honored in America... A Revolution Unimaginable to Gnostics... Overcoming Centuries of Impasse... A Tiny but Vital Detail... Scholarship in the Service of Politics

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The News You May Have Missed: July-August 2020

Serial Liar... Helpful Cocaine Hippos... Corona Robodog... Faceless Criminals... Melon Heads... Roll Out the Cakes... His Ninth Life... Dining with Dummies... and more

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Sweatpants Pelagians & Moonstruck Jansenists: Today’s Heretics

IS THERE A CATHOLIC VIA MEDIA ?

By Kenneth Colston

The middle way, the Catholic way, between selfish heresies acknowledges the prior and ongoing necessity of grace, the life of God.

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Zélie Martin & Thérèse of Lisieux on Confronting the Fear of Death

SAINTLY EXAMPLES FOR A TIME OF PANDEMIC

By Louise Carroll Keeley

Thérèse understood that God’s love is not earned, that there is no merit in her that could compel God’s love or attention.

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Quackery Reducks: A Discussion of Spiritual Consumerism in Post-Christian America

FRIENDLY GHOSTS, KARMIC REVENGE FANTASIES & COSMIC HAMSTER WHEELS

By Pieter Vree & Jason M. Morgan

People today are perhaps more gullible than at any time in history and likely to believe just about anything.

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The Thanatos Syndrome. By Walker Percy.

LITERATURE MATTERS

By Michael S. Rose

Is it ever appropriate to change human nature, even if ostensibly for the sake of improving the quality of life for a great many people?

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Darwinian Devolution

By Terry Scambray

If most mutations warp or destroy what’s already in the DNA of an organism, where’s the step-by-step pathway upward to the new and improved versions?

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The Priesthood in a Time of Darkness

By Christopher Beiting

The problem of two different conceptions of a cleric-as-minister and a cleric-as-priest divided Christendom and has seeped into the Church.

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Last Things

By David Mills

The passion for not masking has led to some Christians making ridiculous claims about Providence to justify not wearing one.

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